Mom (Bonnie Tyler song)

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"Mom"
Song by Bonnie Tyler
from the album Rocks and Honey
GenreCountry
Length3:54
LabelZYX Music
Songwriter(s)Wynn Varble, Don Sampson
Producer(s)David Huff

"Mom" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for her album Rocks and Honey (2013). Country superstar Garth Brooks covered the song on his 2014 album Man Against Machine.

Background[edit]

Bonnie Tyler first heard the song being performed at a session in the Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, Tennessee. She selected the song to appear on Rocks and Honey.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Carys Jones from Entertainment Focus described "Mom" as "a beautifully written song."[2]

Garth Brooks version[edit]

"Mom"
Garth Brooks Mom.png
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Man Against Machine
ReleasedNovember 24, 2014
FormatCD single, music download
GenreCountry
Length4:03
LabelRCA Nashville
Pearl
Songwriter(s)Wynn Varble
Don Sampson
Producer(s)Mark Miller
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"People Loving People"
(2014)
"Mom"
(2014)
"Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance"
(2016)

Garth Brooks covered the song on his 2014 album Man Against Machine. He performed it live on Good Morning America in November 2014, receiving a great deal of media attention in promotion of his album.[3] It was released as the album's second single on November 24, 2014, available for digital download exclusively through Brooks' online music store, GhostTunes.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2014–15) Peak
position
Canada Country (Billboard)[5] 36
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[6] 32
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 49

Other versions[edit]

A version by The Nashville Nuggets debuted at number 46 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 13, 2014.[8]

Another version was covered by the a cappella band Home Free and was released on YouTube on April 29, 2015.

Filipino independent artist Jules Rancher released a cover of the song on March 22, 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacAuley, Fred (7 May 2013). "Bonnie Tyler: Celebrity Interview". BBC Radio. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  2. ^ Jones, Carys (2 May 2013). "Bonnie Tyler – Rocks and Honey album review". Entertainment Focus. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  3. ^ Dunkerley, Beville (7 November 2014). "Watch Garth Brooks Sing the Sentimental 'Mom'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Archived from the original on November 8, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Garth Brooks Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Nashville Nuggets Album & Song Chart History - Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 4, 2014.